Over the course of this season, we will have told twenty-seven stories. But those twenty-seven stories represent only a tiny fraction of the stories that came across our radar in 2020.
When people know you’re in the storytelling business, everyone has a story for you. We get countless pitches – from friends, from listeners, from organizations, from publicists, from our families. But only a precious few will make it to the finish line. Here are some of the staff’s favorite Season Five pitches that didn’t – for a variety of reasons – make the cut.